100 episodes

For people passionate about farming, gardening, food politics, food security, and the intersections among these topics.

Jordan Marr, a certified organic farmer in British Columbia, interviews farmers, gardeners, academics, and journalists about stuff farmers and food system nerds care about. If where and how your food is produced matters to you, this podcast is produced for you!

The Ruminant: Audio Candy for Farmers, Gardeners and Food Lovers Jordan Marr - Farming, Gardening, Food Security

    • Food
    • 4.6, 56 Ratings

For people passionate about farming, gardening, food politics, food security, and the intersections among these topics.

Jordan Marr, a certified organic farmer in British Columbia, interviews farmers, gardeners, academics, and journalists about stuff farmers and food system nerds care about. If where and how your food is produced matters to you, this podcast is produced for you!

    Drivecast No. 3

    Drivecast No. 3

    I've had it with trying to produce a show during the farming season so I cut out a lot of production & administrative BS by just cold-calling people to see what they have to say. Episode 3. 

    • 33 min
    Drivecast No. 2

    Drivecast No. 2

    Episode two of driving around and cold-calling people. Mainly farmers and extension specialists. A good mix of strangers and friends. Mostly to talk about the pandemic, but really to talk about anything food or farming related.

    • 55 min
    Drivecast No. 1

    Drivecast No. 1

    In which your host catches you up on things as quickly as possible, and then makes some calls.

    • 29 min
    Rotational Grazing Tips with Sarah Flack (e.111)

    Rotational Grazing Tips with Sarah Flack (e.111)

    Tristan Banwell, BC-based rancher and occasional co-host of the show, recorded this interview with Sarah Flack, author of The Art and Science of Grazing: How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems.
    From Sarah’s website: Sarah Flack is an author and consultant specializing in providing practical information on grass based and organic livestock production to farmers, organizations, institutions and individuals. She has a diverse background in sustainable agriculture, which includes both on-farm and academic experience. She is nationally known for her public speaking, workshops, books and numerous articles on a range of agricultural topics.

    • 51 min
    Participatory Plant Breeding (e110)

    Participatory Plant Breeding (e110)

    This ep: my interview with Alex Lyon, a UBC Postdoctoral Fellow focused on seed systems and plant breeding for diverse farm environments. Alex is involved in a number of projects that recruit commercial farmers to assist in the development of better seeds, and she joins me on the show to talk about them. 
    Show sponsor: The Small-Scale Meat Producers Association of BC

    • 44 min
    Farming is Gay

    Farming is Gay

    This ep: a few perspectives from members of the LGBTQ community who farm
     
    This ep: a few perspectives from members of the LGBTQ community who farm
    Show sponsors:
    BCS America
    BC Small-Scale Meat Producers Association

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

zwart witt ,

Frequency

Thanks for the insights from you and your guests. No problem about taking much of the summer off. I prefer quality over quantity.

sockyarn ,

Great podcast for many interests and skill levels

Whether you're a beginner gardener or a hardened cattle rancher, there's an episode for you. Very knowledgeable guests and the host is soothing and informative. Love it!

Gardener and Chef ,

Great Talks! Witty, Intellectual, funny.

I listen to a lot of podcasts about growing food, food security, food and the environment and so on. What I really like about The Ruminant is the complexity with which Jordan works for his show. He does asked the same canned questions to each guest. He reads their work first and asks question pertinant to such work. I feel he also is willing to discuss a wide array of topics and does not use a pigeon hole approach. I highly recommend this podcast.

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